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JavaScript implementation of the Kad-DHT for libp2p

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Install

$ npm i @libp2p/kad-dht
> npm i @libp2p/kad-dht

Use in Node.js

import { create } from '@libp2p/kad-dht'

API

See https://libp2p.github.io/js-libp2p-kad-dht for the auto generated docs.

The libp2p-kad-dht module offers 3 APIs: Peer Routing, Content Routing and Peer Discovery.

Custom secondary DHT in libp2p

import { createLibp2pNode } from 'libp2p'
import { kadDHT } from '@libp2p/kad-dht'

const node = await createLibp2pNode({
  dht: kadDHT()
  //... other config
})
await node.start()

for await (const event of node.dht.findPeer(node.peerId)) {
  console.info(event)
}

Note that you may want to supply your own peer discovery function and datastore

Peer Routing

Content Routing

Peer Discovery

Spec

js-libp2p-kad-dht follows the libp2p/kad-dht spec and implements the algorithms described in the IPFS DHT documentation.

Contribute

Feel free to join in. All welcome. Open an issue!

This repository falls under the IPFS Code of Conduct.

License

Licensed under either of

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